Catherine Hambridge is a designer and maker of silver and gold contemporary jewellery. She hand makes all her own creations in her sunny Hastings studio, predominately working with eco silver, the 100% recycled alternative and recycled 9ct or Fair Trade Gold.
Catherine uses sustainable materials where possible and is striving towards being 100% sustainable for the future. All Gemstone chosen by Catherine are Fair Trade, this means her supplier can follow the gemstones all the way back to the mine, where they have significant impact on the mining itself.
Her work is influenced by her close connection to the sea and landscape down at Pett Level where she grew up. The lines, forms and circles that reappear and repeat themselves in her etched pieces are reminiscent of her long relationship to the southern coast.
By manipulating the surface of the metal with her unique and distinct style, leaving intricate layers of textured silver, her work echoes natural forms in the landscape.
Model shots photographed by Hattie Hambridge